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Leather species identification with Yvette Fletcher

Ref: BL31



This training day is aimed at leather conservators and other museum and library professionals who wish to develop an understanding of species identification. It provides a practical guide to the identification of animal species commonly used in leather and a very brief overview of tannages. It is led by Yvette Fletcher ACR, Head of Conservation, The Leather Conservation Centre, Northampton. For further information about the course, please contact the Course Organiser: +44 (0)1243 818219 or


Yvette Fletcher

OMC - Course Leader

Yvette has a first degree in Art History and an MA in Conservation of Historic Objects from Lincoln. She has been working in conservation since 2001, both at the LCC and in historic building conservation, and is an Accredited Conservator. In 2009 she was appointed Head of the Leather Conservation Centre.

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